- a small can or drinking cup.
- a small wooden bucket.
Origin of cannikin
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He did not cease smoking for a moment, unless it was to drink from a cannikin of brandy placed before him.
canakin or canikin
- a small can, esp one used as a drinking vessel
C16: from Middle Dutch kanneken; see can ², -kin
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